New life to ugly sliding bevel.

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Project by mafe posted 03-23-2010 12:51 PM 3177 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I took out the trach, I saw a old broken coffee tabel made of ‘palisander’, so ofcourse I broke it down, and brought home the wood (I love to recycle).
And after a little time in the toolshop – new life to a old plastic sliding bevel was a reality, she might become my favorite now, and at least its a better match to my old tools.
The worst part was the sawing, I carfullu marked with the gauge, but still perhaps because of the woodstructure, I eneded up a little of, and had to correct it, so I was not 100% happy with the result, when I compare to my knifemaking precision.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 03-23-2010 03:10 PM

Quite a difference Mads. It’s great to use some of that nice dry free wood in old furniture. I do the same.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 03-23-2010 04:01 PM

great recycling
and a niice upgrade
looks good Mads


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#3 posted 03-26-2010 09:38 PM

Looks great. – but kind of naked. I am sure you have some brass laying around; you could dress it up a little more…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 03-26-2010 09:56 PM

Yes, I agree, have to give it some beauty at a time, but for now he need to stay nakid…
Thank you for the comments.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 05-04-2010 09:57 AM

Very nice improvement to that bevel gauge. Great improvement.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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